Automakers cut deal with California in blow to new EPA fuel-economy standards

26 Jul
California state capitol, SacramentoCalifornia and a group of automakers undercut the Trump administration this week with a side deal that largely keeps in place fuel economy and emissions goals the White House aims to relax. Ford, Honda, Volkswagen, and BMW joined California in imposing stricter fuel economy standards through 2026; the agreement would put the final fuel economy...

Automakers want Trump to broker a deal that increases fuel economy

2 Aug
Donald TrumpYou've probably heard the old chestnut, "Be careful what you wish for, because you just might get it." Automakers have come face-to-face with the wisdom of that phrase in recent months, and now that they've (sorta) gotten what they wanted, they're asking President Trump to step in and make things right by setting higher goals for fuel economy...

EPA approves fix for 326,000 VW diesels, but will owners take it?

28 Jul
Volkswagen TDI 'clean diesel' television ad screencapIf you live in the U.S. and you own one of the 475,000 or so 2.0-liter Audi or VW diesels affected by the Volkswagen Dieselgate scandal, we have good news and bad news. Since it's Friday, we'll start with the good news: your car can probably be fixed. The Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board have approved a repair...